Eding Football Club of the Lekie host Current Group B leaders Stade Renard of Melong in one of match day 7 fixtures of Cameroon’s elite one football Championship this weekend in Yaounde.
The 2018 Cup of Cameroon winners are playing at home for the second time this season and are aiming for nothing short of a first home win this season but against rejuvenated Stade Renard of Melong it is obviously going to be very difficult.
HEAD TO HEAD
Eding Sport FC 1–0 Stade Renard
Stade Renard 3–1 Eding Sport FC
Stade Renard 1–1 Eding Sport FC
Eding Sport and Stade Renard of the Melong have met on 4 ocassions in Cameroon’s top tier championship with the Center regional based club winning one of the two.
The first time they meet was on the 20th of March 2017 in Yaounde. Eding Sport crushed the pride of Melong 3-0 in that first encounter.
Eding Sport have scored a total of 8 goals against Stade Renard with a win and a draw. Eding have scored in all 4 games against Stade Renard in League 1 with 2 wins in 2 home games but the gap is reducing as Renard improved from a 3 nil defeat to a 1 nil defeat in their first and second visit to Yaounde.
Eding have not scored in more than once in a home game this season while Renard have scored at least once in 3 of their last 4 away games. In fact Renard have picked up 7 points from possible 12 points in their last 4 games accepting defeating after conceding 2 goals from converted penalties in Loum against UMS.
Eding Sport is hopeful to extend their unbeaten home run against Stade Renard.
Eding Sport of the Lekie have won just one of their last 6 games in the elite one championship this season.That was in the last round when they beat Feutcheu FC 1 nil thanks to a goal from Ako Assomo.
The club is struggling since the start of the season securing 6 points in 6 matches while Stade Renard of Melong have been solid this season. In their last 6 games since the start of the league,the club have won 3 of last previous games with their last game being against (1-0) Unisport. They have scored 4 goals in this campaign and conceded 4 of goals.
Stade Renard have scored in two of their last three away fixture with the exception being against UMS of Loum who beat them 2-0.
A possible win for Eding Sport FC will take them among the first three clubs providing other results in the group. A draw or defeat by the club will worsen their situation with the club standing the chance of tailing group B.
Stade Renard of the Melong are looking forward to maintain their current league status of group leader with confidence of extending their lead over second placed Astres of Douala and UMS of Loum who are all coming strong behind them.
Apart from these two, Fovu of Baham, Young Sport Academy of Bamenda and AS Fortuna stand the chance of toping the group in case of a defeat.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Renard Capitain and Center back Nkuissi Thomas plus left back Steve Robert,midfielder Batoum Rodrigue plus right Frank Gache who has been in camp with the Olympic Lions will cause problems for Eding Sport while Ako Assomo, Beo Betto,Stephane Meyoupo are players who can create all sorts of problems for Stade Renard.